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Caterpillar: Why No One Cares About 2017

Caterpillar: Why No One Cares About 2017

Following the publication of presentation slides at the Credit Suisse Industrial Conference on Thursday, shares of Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) showed a knee-jerk reaction to comments referring to an estimated 2017 EPS of $3.25 as being “too optimistic.” The shares leveled off by the market close, though, even trading slightly up.

According to Deutsche Bank analyst Nicole DeBlase, she “fully expected” shares to trade off on the news. The lack of lasting response reinforces her view that investors are “completely willing to look through 2017 trough earnings, in hope of recovery in 2018 and beyond,” said DeBlase.

Rating And Brief Commentary

The analyst maintains a Buy rating on the stock and $102 price target.

The biggest takeaway from the conference, according to Deblase, was the fact that investors are willing to overlook 2017, but highlighted upcoming guidance risk for other industrials, including:

  • AGCO Corporation (NYSE: AGCO).
  • Wabco Holdings Inc. (NYSE: WBC).

At last check, Caterpillar shares were down 0.29 percent at $95.96.

Latest Ratings for AGCO

Jan 2021JP MorganDowngradesOverweightNeutral
Dec 2020Morgan StanleyUpgradesEqual-WeightOverweight
Dec 2020Deutsche bankUpgradesHoldBuy

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